Feel Like A Stranger, Bertha, Good Morning Little School Girl, Peggy-O, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, Cassidy (58 Mins.) Foolish Heart, Victim Or The Crime, Samba In The Rain, He's Gone, Drums-> Space-> The Wheel, Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away (88 Min.), E: The Mighty Quinn
Source: Af:Neumann KM140>DAT(48kHz)
Transfer: DAT>ZA2(S/PDIF)>Samplitude 2496>WAV>SHN.
Transfer by Chris Larson.
This is the Grateful Dead and there is no band that can even come close to them any year or era. Having said that this is not the best show and the sound is not great but i was there and remember a good solid show.
July 15, 2007 Subject:
Bound to cover just a little more ground
Unfortunately, the only thing memorable about this version of The Wheel is: Its the last time they performed it. If the thunder dont getcha then the lighnin' will.
June 25, 2007 Subject:
My Last Show
This was my last show and the only Dead show out of the 90 odd that I saw that I got into on the guest list. That was really cool! I came to the archive wanting to hear it again because in the ensuing years I haven't remembered much about the music on this day, just about my experiences before and after the show. I listened to the first 10 songs and could not continue. To my ears Jerry's guitar work and voice sound abysmal and the rest of the band can't - despite heroic and much appreciated effort - make up for Jerry's half presence. Without him there is no Grateful Dead. One star.
July 19, 2006 Subject:
truth be Told
I was at all three of these shows and happy to be there but in retrospect Jerry was not playing well. The next night's show that everyone raves about as being the best of '95 is barely adequate. Slipknot! and Franklin's are early warning signs. He plays better in the second set but compared to even Spring Tour? People crap on that tour too but it was better than this one. Joy in any of these shows must excuse Vince, (who was at his most uncreative and uninspired in his whole time with the band---what a frustration to listen to on tape!) and the lead guitarist. drums and Space was often exceptional.
That all being said I have a soft spot for this show because I came to Seattle wanting to hear He's Gone and they played it for me. My first since Cal expo '91. I also whooped with delight at the Quinn encore.
I agree that the only thing that stops this from being as good a show as the next night is the line-up of tunes. All songs were ghosts of the brilliant versions I had seen in years previous.
December 21, 2005 Subject:
May 31, 2004 Subject:
The last time I ever physically saw the band perform. I was 20 yards away. The following day I listened to on the side of the stadium.
Weir: Gets gnarly on his Telecaster. Really gave 110%
Jerry: Happy and having a good time. Brings a tear to my eye thinking about it.
Phil, etc: solid.
Maybe I am biased, but i like this show better than the 26th. I just like the song selection better ( Stranger, Schoolgirl!, He's Gone )
Note: These performances happened during Seattle's wonderful Folklife music festival at the Seattle Center (where Memorial Stadium is located) which im sure contributed to the enthusiasm displayed by the band. Memorial Stadium appeared undersold which made for a mellow experience.